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batholith

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A massive, frequently discordant, intrusion of coarsely textured plutonic rocks, at least 100 km2 in area and extending 20–30 km down into the layer of magma, which may be composed of...

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lopolith

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Concordant igneous intrusion that has a sagging, saucer-like form. The shape of small lopoliths may be controlled by their emplacement in folds, but there is no such obvious control for...

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volcanism

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All the processes associated with the transfer of magma and volatiles from the interior of the Earth to its surface. Magma beneath the crust is under very great pressure. Deep in the crust,...

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